"Yes, a shell," replied Barbicane; "decidely it must be.
"If we follow the usual proportion," replied Morgan, "a diameter of 108 inches would require sides of two feet thickness, or less."
"That would be too much," replied Barbicane; "for you will observe that the question is not that of a shot intended to pierce an iron plate; it will suffice to give it sides strong enough to resist the pressure of the gas.
"Nothing easier." replied the worthy secretary of the committee; and, rapidly tracing a few algebraical formulae upon paper, among which n ^2 and x ^2 frequently appeared, he presently said:
"But still, nine dollars a pound!" replied the major, who was not willing readily to give in; "even that is an enormous price."
'It will give me great pleasure, I am sure,' replied
Doctor Slammer, little suspecting who Mr.
"Very well, my good Michel," replied
Barbicane quietly; "we know what diminution of temperature the earth undergoes in the lapse of a century.
'Very true,' replied Miss La Creevy, not at all displeased with this implied compliment to the apartments.
'Yes, sir, and puppies, and pug-dogs likewise,' replied his uncle, taking a chair.
'Nicholas is very nearly nineteen,' replied the widow.
'Not to live upon my mother,' replied Nicholas, his heart swelling as he spoke.
'That,' replied Ralph, 'that, I think, can be got over.'